Tuesday, December 20 – Matthew 2:19-20
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said, “Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.”
In the world of smartphones and online searches, when we have a question, it doesn’t take long to find an answer. This has become so natural to us that it is sometimes hard to remember what we did before this technology was available. When Joseph received this message from the angel, there was no search engine to verify the information to double-check that the coast was clear. God’s direction brought peace because the word from the Lord was enough for Joseph to believe and follow.
Is it a priority for us to follow God’s direction, even when we don’t have all the details? Is His peace enough for us even when we don’t know exactly how things will turn out? Every day we practice trusting different things, we trust our bosses to give us the instructions we need at work, we trust our GPS to give us directions to our destination, and we trust that the expiration dates on our food are correct. The things we trust God with can feel more overwhelming because they are more demanding and more sacrificial than our everyday acts of trust. But for everything God calls us to, He has continually shown His faithfulness through His Word and steadfast character. Peace will always be out of reach if we need all the answers to find it. We can find many answers on our phones, but only through Christ do we have the true answer, true hope, and true peace in life’s uncertainties. Lean on your Savior today. He is trustworthy.
- What are some answers you have wanted from God? How do you respond when those don’t come?
- What moments are most difficult for you to trust God?
- Pray and talk to God about the areas that are difficult for you to trust Him.